Terre d’Estuaire
A fun and interactive immersion in the world of the Loire estuary.

A unique place to recharge your batteries, learn and marvel.

In the small port of Cordemais, 30 minutes from Nantes and the beaches of La Baule, push open the doors of the Terre d’estuaire Centre: with its balloon that rises to 25m and its fun and interactive environments, plunge into the secrets of the Loire estuary! 

Admire the richness of the landscapes, travel through history, do scientific experiments… 3 hours of visit to discover, with your family, the estuary from every angle! From room to room, we explore all the facets of this remarkable setting. Above and below, from the visible to the invisible, in the sky or underwater, indoors or outdoors, we look up, listen and discover this crossroads of fresh and salt water, this 60 kilometre long ribbon that has so many stories to tell.

Over an area of almost 2000m2, there is a permanent tour, a temporary exhibition, activities for young and old, not forgetting the balloon which offers an exceptional view of the Loire estuary.

The balloon ride is included in the entrance fee. In case of strong winds and bad weather, the balloon is not accessible.
Animals are not allowed.

Have fun understanding, understand while having fun! Game books for 4-6 year olds and 7-12 year olds: hidden word, picture to put back together, rebus, intruder… Young visitors search, explore and share their discoveries as a family. And it’s free!

Nature walks: experience “the estuary in all its glory” with a combined ticket that combines entry to the Terre d’Estuaire Centre with a guided nature walk (3 walks to choose from, lasting 1 hour, on the north and south banks).